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organic landscaping

In spite of their “greenness”, lawns can be huge burdens on the environment. During summer try watering and mowing your lawn less often. You will conserve water, release fewer greenhouse gases, and save money. 

Harvard University District Energy

Learn more about Harvard's District Energy system. 

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. This is the mantra that led to the birth of freecycling - the act of giving away unwanted items at no cost. Just say the word FREE and the crowds will follow. Freecycling is a great way to...
In September 2006, one of Harvard's recycling trucks was converted to run on waste vegetable oil from Annenberg Dining Hall. The project, first proposed by two students, was implemented by Harvard Recycling, HGCI, and the Harvard Transportation...
During the week preceding Earth Day 2009, a group of Students for Environmental Awareness in Medicine (SEAM) club members and the Longwood Sustainability Coordinator undertook a week-long daily trash audit of the TMEC building at Harvard Medical...
During the summer of 2009, HMS Campus Operations relocated over 750 pieces of furniture during an office move-out from the Prudential Center. Over 85% of all the perfectly good furniture that would otherwise have been disposed of in a landfill found...
Did you know that the U.S. alone went through 50 billion plastic water bottles last year? Members of Students for Environmental Awareness in Medicine (SEAM) have taken serious interest in changing student, staff and faculty consumption of bottled...
Did you know that Harvard’s Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO) Custodial Services is the only cleaning service at Harvard — or across Massachusetts — to have achieved Green Seal™ certification, an industry mark of...
Incorporating sustainable practices into Harvard’s most energy and resource intensive spaces may seem like a daunting task, but for the laboratories on Harvard’s Cambridge and Longwood campus, green and labs are synonymous terms. For...
At the renowned Harvard Faculty Club the latest guest amenity comes in the form of an elegant clear glass bottle. For more than a month, Faculty Club employees have been filling those glass bottles with filtered carbonated or still water from new...